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Forum: Ride reports 03-21-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,877
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Just found your thread, J.F., and even by the...

Just found your thread, J.F., and even by the first message... I'M IN!!!!

Really terrific photos and great writing style!

It was nice running into you on Thursday night.

Cheers!
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By Mtl_Biker
He's got more serious problems now, and I don't...

He's got more serious problems now, and I don't know if they're the cause or result of his loss of one cylinder...

He says the cam chain fell off and that the gear is in the back of the engine. ...
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Further word from my friend... He thinks he's...

Further word from my friend... He thinks he's getting back pressure from the left cylinder. He suggests exhaust valve not opening??

(I have no idea how he's testing that.)

All we're doing is...
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By Mtl_Biker
That's an adjusting cable for the carb? (I don't...

That's an adjusting cable for the carb? (I don't have such a bike so don't know.) And there are two of them? With one possibly not being seated properly?
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Engine Problems - 2002 R1150RT

Hey folks,

A friend of mine has moved to Martinique (lucky SOB) and he's taken his 2002 R1150RT (Police Pack) with him. He's been there for a year now and from the photos he sends me, he's...
Forum: Canada 02-07-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 896
Posted By Mtl_Biker
You also can't buy 100% Deet in Canada! And I...

You also can't buy 100% Deet in Canada! And I wouldn't use it even it it was available. That stuff melts plastics and damages fabric. Imagine what it might do to you!

After my own Trans-Lab...
Forum: Canada 01-29-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Posted By Mtl_Biker
NFLD to St Pierre & Miquelon?

A few days ago I got the bright idea of heading back to NFLD this summer to do a better tour than I did last year... at least hopefully one without 7 days of torrential rain. And then I got the even...
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,218
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Take a look at my Trans-Lab trip report (in my...

Take a look at my Trans-Lab trip report (in my signature) for the details, but there's no way that I'd use 100% Deet on myself OR my gear.

But I'm a firm convert to using Sawyer's Permethrin. I...
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 22,124
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Do you carry it on your motorcycle? Looks to me...

Do you carry it on your motorcycle? Looks to me that it would be fairly easy to do so, especially on top of soft luggage.

I've got really good road and mountain bikes, but this new Brompton...
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,585
Posted By Mtl_Biker
As I said, I contacted Prolab via their web site...

As I said, I contacted Prolab via their web site and they told me who the nearest stocking dealer was. Only about 4 km from my office. You're in BC... just contact Prolab and I'm sure there would...
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,585
Posted By Mtl_Biker
I had trouble finding it in Montreal also, and I...

I had trouble finding it in Montreal also, and I resorted to contacting Prolab through their website. They asked for my postal code and replied within a day with the nearest source for the F-10. ...
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 22,124
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Here's my solution

I've got a new solution to carrying my bike on the motorcycle... Haven't tried it yet because I just got it a week ago and our season here in Montreal has come to an abrupt end, with the roads icy...
Forum: Ride reports 12-02-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 33,500
Posted By Mtl_Biker
A bike trip AND a love story? Super! I'm in!

A bike trip AND a love story? Super!

I'm in!
Forum: Equipment 11-28-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 43,996
Posted By Mtl_Biker
No, no, no! When the bear comes in the front...

No, no, no! When the bear comes in the front door, I head out the back door WITH the BEER! :)

The red looks really good in photos.

Looking at the sizes of the Nammatj 3GT and the Staika, I'm...
Forum: Equipment 11-28-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 43,996
Posted By Mtl_Biker
At least with my Anjan 2 GT, even with the...

At least with my Anjan 2 GT, even with the footprint attached, the tent compresses MUCH smaller/tighter than the space in the supplied bag. So I actually bought a smaller bag which I use. The only...
Forum: Equipment 11-28-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 43,996
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Metal biker? You talkin' to me? Mtl_Biker, as...

Metal biker? You talkin' to me? Mtl_Biker, as in MONTREAL Biker. :)

Glad to hear the corner seams on the Staika look good. I was really surprised to read several reports which said the corners...
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 43,996
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Yeah, they really should. And the dimensions...

Yeah, they really should. And the dimensions should be real world dimensions!

I can tell you this, the size of the tent "bundle" you receive from them, can be packed/compressed MUCH SMALLER than...
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 43,996
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Stoke, Would you please check out the inner...

Stoke,

Would you please check out the inner bottom corner seams on the Staika? I've read a few reviews which suggest they're not very well done and that you may need to tape the seams and seal...
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 43,996
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Good for you, Stoke! Is the Kaitum 2 you're...

Good for you, Stoke!

Is the Kaitum 2 you're looking at the regular 2 or the GT? If it's the GT, the vestibule is pretty much like the one on my Anjan 2GT and I love it! But that does add to the...
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 43,996
Posted By Mtl_Biker
How do you like the Staika? Even though I really...

How do you like the Staika? Even though I really love my Anjan 2 GT, there are times I wish I had a free-standing tent. So I'm seriously thinking of adding the Black Label (my Anjan is Yellow...
Forum: Equipment 11-22-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 43,996
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Equivalent in what way? A free-standing dome...

Equivalent in what way? A free-standing dome tent simply cannot be compared with a tunnel tent, unless you're talking about interior space or quality of workmanship. A tunnel tent must be staked...
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 43,996
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Besides the Staika, you might also look at the...

Besides the Staika, you might also look at the Allak. Seems to be very similar (with the same interior height according to the catalog) but slightly lighter and red label instead of black label (so...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,948
Posted By Mtl_Biker
I've never (yet!) pinched a tube, and have no...

I've never (yet!) pinched a tube, and have no problem mounting tires when I'm at home in my workshop. But doing this on the road, especially with a 21" front wheel is really really tough using the...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 43,996
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Stoke, the first three photos are simply (free)...

Stoke, the first three photos are simply (free) camping on the cliffs at Twillingate Newfoundland and the last one is the Meat Cove campground at the tip of Cape Breton Island (Cabot Trail). Both...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 43,996
Posted By Mtl_Biker
I love my Anjan2 GT... ...

I love my Anjan2 GT...

http://eldor.smugmug.com/photos/i-Kfr2wP9/0/O/i-Kfr2wP9.jpg

http://eldor.smugmug.com/photos/i-kbGZWBp/0/O/i-kbGZWBp.jpg
...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,948
Posted By Mtl_Biker
I tried to order one from the inventor in...

I tried to order one from the inventor in Lithuania, but his shopping cart was dead and he didn't answer my email for 10 days (he's since answered, and it appears he's still in business). So,...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 33,935
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Mine is the TG2, and I don't see enough...

Mine is the TG2, and I don't see enough difference to warrant an upgrade to the TG3, but if I was buying today that's probably what I'd get. Takes some practice though to use the camera with only...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 33,935
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Thanks. Glad you enjoyed it. The bike did...

Thanks. Glad you enjoyed it.

The bike did real well. I totally used up the rear tire though (TKC80 that was brand new at the start) and my chain already had had over 25,000 km on it before I...
Forum: Equipment 11-18-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,585
Posted By Mtl_Biker
I picked up a couple of cans of the Prolab F-10...

I picked up a couple of cans of the Prolab F-10 spray on Saturday and on Sunday I sprayed my Rukka pants and jacket as well as my Gerbing heated leather gloves.

As far as I can tell, the surface...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-16-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2,026
Views: 533,870
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Twillingate, Newfoundland ...

Twillingate, Newfoundland
http://eldor.smugmug.com/photos/i-Kfr2wP9/0/O/i-Kfr2wP9.jpg

http://eldor.smugmug.com/photos/i-kbGZWBp/0/O/i-kbGZWBp.jpg

Meat Cove, Cape Breton Island...
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 949
Views: 232,951
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Thanks for checking in!

Hey Reaver,

We were starting to worry about you... almost two days since last hearing from you. Glad to see you're doing so well!

Ride Safe!
Forum: Equipment 11-14-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,585
Posted By Mtl_Biker
The product a friend of mine told me about (and...

The product a friend of mine told me about (and he swears by it) is the Prolab F-10. Seems it is a one-step process (unlike the NeverWet) and it does NOT leave a white residue or change the texture....
Forum: Equipment 11-14-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,585
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Hydrophobic Waterproofing Sprays?

Anyone here have experience with some of the newer technology waterproofing sprays on the market? They're supposedly hydrophobic coatings and there are three different ones I've come across. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-11-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,313
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Are you talking about getting JUST a rear wheel,...

Are you talking about getting JUST a rear wheel, or both front and rear? If only the rear, what kind of tire are you planning to run on the front? Will you be changing the front tire as you swap...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-11-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,140
Posted By Mtl_Biker
I think you're really overdoing it there if you...

I think you're really overdoing it there if you install all those lights.

Keep in mind that the alternator only produces 400w on that bike (as on my F800GS) unlike the 580w the 1200GS produces.
...
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 651
Views: 76,312
Posted By Mtl_Biker
After much back and forth with the techs at Sena,...

After much back and forth with the techs at Sena, they finally decided that my new 20S was defective (the audio quality for the phone connection was so bad that calls couldn't be made) and they...
Forum: Ride reports 10-20-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 91,070
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Hardwaregrrl... I'm LATE to the party and...

Hardwaregrrl...

I'm LATE to the party and just found your thread because someone must have posted something to move it back to the top. I've only read the first bit of text in your first message...
Forum: Equipment 10-19-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,952
Posted By Mtl_Biker
I talk about that in my Trans-Lab trip report (in...

I talk about that in my Trans-Lab trip report (in my signature) but the bottom line is that even though I was WAY out of warranty on the unit, they said it shouldn't have leaked and they were going...
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 1,791
Views: 351,183
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Our Fearless BikerAl

... who's enriched a great many of us with her wit, charm, compassion and heart.


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Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 949
Views: 232,951
Posted By Mtl_Biker
Wow!!!! Terrific report so far, and I'm sure...

Wow!!!! Terrific report so far, and I'm sure it'll only get better!

Congratulations to you both for taking the opportunity to do something so spectacular.

Ride safe!!
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